The amount of detail imagineers have put in to creating the magic of the Disney parks is one of the main reasons why I love Disney so much. They literally think of everything! Right when you step onto Main Street, U.S.A, you are surrounded by all sorts of tiny details – many of which you […]
In 1992, Disney released a new animated film called Aladdin. This film quickly become another Disney animated classic. Over the past 22 years, we have watched and re-watched these loveable characters and sang along with the film’s award winning soundtrack. Many Disney fans could tell you a lot about Disney’s 31st animated film. Let’s take […]
Chances are you’ve seen Disney’s latest hit film Frozen. You can sing every word of the soundtrack, and you’ve probably seen all the YouTube renditions of the film’s songs. In fact, you’ve probably even bought some Frozen toys, costumes, and other accessories for your kids (or maybe even for yourself) now that Disney finally has […]
The Disney imagineers put so much detail into Liberty Square. They did everything to make guests feel as if they were really stepping into Colonial America. No detail was too small – not even the restrooms. Next time you visit Liberty Square, try looking for the restrooms. You won’t find any. Why? Because there was […]
Located next to Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, you will find the Sword in the Stone. Here guests have the opportunity to try their luck at removing the sword from the stone. I’ve tried on several occasions with no luck. My husband has made some unsuccessful attempts to pull the […]
Disney’s newest attraction the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is set for its grand opening on May 28th. I can’t wait to experience this fun new attraction! Let’s take a look at some of the fun facts about this new Disney experience. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, in the Enchanted Forest of New Fantasyland (Magic Kingdom), is […]
Newsies made its Broadway debut in 2012. Since then the musical has become extremely popular. So let’s take a look at the Disney film that started it all – the 1992 film Newsies (which just happens to be one of my favorite Disney movies). The 1992 film was a big flop, ranking among the lowest grossing live action […]
The new Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom is, in my opinion, one of the best 3 o’clock parades Disney has ever had. The parade floats are spectacular! The parade features several newer Disney characters including Disney’s two newest princesses, Anna and Elsa. In addition, the parade also features classic Disney characters such […]
Around the world, Disney is celebrating the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” which debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair as an exhibit to salute UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund). Since UNICEF is dedicated to the welfare of children all over the world, the theme for “it’s a small world” became an […]
Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins was originally released in 1964 and has since become a favorite of both children and adults. This film has stood the test of time and is still incredibly popular today – 50 years since its theatrical release! Just last year, Walt Disney Studios released Saving Mr. Banks, a film about how Disney was able […]
When the original play of Peter Pan opened in 1904, the roles of Captain Hook and Mr. Darling were both played by the same actor. Rather than hiring two separate actors for the roles, it was cheaper and easier to just hire one actor. Since the original production of Peter Pan, it has become tradition for Captain Hook […]
The Lion King is one of Disney’s highest grossing films. It’s a favorite among both children and adults alike. I’m sure you’re probably familiar with the story of the young lion cub named Simba, but today’s trivia is about something you might not know about this classic Disney animated film. When the lions roar throughout […]
Did you know: Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is actually partially made of gold! Walt Disney wanted to use real gold to make the spires of the castle sparkle. His brother Roy was opposed to this expensive idea. So, Walt waited until Roy was out of town and then had the spires plated with 22-karat […]
Cinderella Castle is one of my favorite sights at Walt Disney World. Many guests love to take photos in front of the castle. In fact, this Disney icon is the most photographed structure in the entire world. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Cinderella Castle:
The castle features 18 towers and 13 gargoyles.
Though it may look like many stones were used to build Cinderella Castle, not a single stone was used in its construction; The outside of the castle is actually made of fiberglass.
The beautiful murals in the castle took two years to complete and contain one million pieces of glass.
I love the peddler at the beginning of Aladdin. Some of his lines are my favorites from the film. The peddler is actually voiced by Robin Williams, who also provided the voice for Genie. Originally, the peddler was intended to be the same character as Genie. It would have been later revealed in the film that he was in fact Genie, which explains why the two characters have the same voice. If you notice, both characters have similar characteristics such as their eyebrows and beard. The peddler is also the only human in Aladdin to have only 4 fingers (just like Genie).
Disney’s Tangled takes place in the 1780s; however, Mother Gothel wears a dress from the Renaissance. The Renaissance took place several centuries prior to the time period of the film. This little detail is meant to emphasize just how long Mother Gothel has been using the magic flower to continue living.
The Haunted Mansion is a very popular Disney attraction. In fact, it’s one my favorites. So it’s no surprise that a version of this attraction can be found at each Magic Kingdom style park around the world. Interestingly enough, the Haunted Mansion style rides are all found in different lands of their park. Disneyland’s Haunted […]
Each spring, Epcot literally blooms into the most beautiful park at Walt Disney World. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival transforms the entire park into a magical place filled with gorgeous flowers and character topiaries. The brilliant imagineers at Disney put so much work into creating each of the festival’s gorgeous topiaries. So just how […]
Over the years, Walt Disney received numerous honors and awards. Among them were honorary degrees from several universities. In 1938, Harvard honored Walt with an honorary Masters of Art degree. As you can see in the photo above, a few of Walt’s friends even showed up to help him receive this special honor. Other universities to honor Walt Disney with an honorary degree include Yale, the University of Southern California, and UCLA.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that Mickey Mouse tends to be wearing something different almost every time you see him. The Mouse seems to have an outfit for every occasion. In fact, with over 290 outfits, Mickey seems to be more into fashion than his lovely girlfriend Minnie (who has over 200 outfits herself)! Over the years, I’ve […]